On today's program Angela visits the progressive Fountain Gallery in Hell's Kitchen, NYC to speak with director Jason Bowman who explains why Fountain is not just a gallery it's a movement. Fountain provides an environment for artists living and working with mental illness to pursue their creative visions and to challenge the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
Among the gallery's success stories is a rather amusing one about cosmetic mogul Estee Lauder, who in the early days of the gallery pulled up in her limousine, entered the gallery, pointed to a number of pieces she fancied for purchase, turned around then made her way back to her limo. That was the beginning of Fountain's relationship with the Estee Lauder company and other corporations.
Amongst today's musical selections are tracks from singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell who is also an accomplished painter and the late Dan Fogelberg whose creative repertoire included singing, songwriting, photography and drawing.